Weather in Athens

Best time to visit

Most visitors pass through the capital during peak holiday season between July and August, many en-route to the islands. On the plus side, summer nightlife is in full swing with open-air bars, clubs, concerts and cinema, and beaches along the coast are open for bathing; on the downside, it can be very hot. Probably the nicest times to visit are between May-June or September-October, when the weather is warm and sunny, and attractions not too crowded. If you come in low season (November-April), you’ll experience Athens like a local – it may be too dull and chilly for sitting out, but the cultural scene will still be thriving.

Day

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
1
°C
0.1mm
23
s
63%
1,008mb
Good
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
2
°C
0mm
6
sse
46%
1,009mb
Good
Fri
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
8
°C
0.9mm
14
s
47%
1,007mb
Good
Sat
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
8
°C
0mm
13
ssw
48%
1,011mb
Good
Sun
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
2
2
°C
0mm
8
s
55%
1,013mb
Good
Mon
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
4
°C
0.2mm
9
sse
58%
1,012mb
Good
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
7
°C
0mm
11
sse
65%
1,005mb
Good
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
2
°C
0.8mm
11
s
62%
1,003mb
Good
Thu
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Patchy light drizzle
1
9
°C
10.2mm
12
e
86%
1,006mb
Moderate
Fri
Mod Rain Swrs Day
Moderate or heavy rain shower
2
4
°C
9.5mm
3
s
80%
1,000mb
Moderate

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Wed
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
3
°C
1.6mm
8
w
81%
1,008mb
Moderate
Thu
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
2
°C
0.2mm
6
nw
63%
1,007mb
Moderate
Fri
Clear
Clear skies
1
2
°C
0.7mm
8
wsw
68%
1,008mb
Good
Sat
Clear
Clear skies
1
3
°C
0.7mm
6
w
75%
1,012mb
Good
Sun
Clear
Clear skies
1
2
°C
0.7mm
1
e
79%
1,012mb
Good
Mon
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
1
4
°C
0.7mm
6
sse
80%
1,009mb
Good
Tue
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
1
5
°C
0mm
6
wnw
78%
1,007mb
Good
Wed
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
7
°C
0mm
13
ne
92%
1,005mb
Good
Thu
Mod Rain Swrs Day
Moderate or heavy rain shower
1
8
°C
0mm
8
nw
90%
1,000mb
Moderate
Last updated at 08:05, Wednesday 16 April
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Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
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